Newborn Portraits

This is a one-off opportunity for you to capture priceless memories – ones which are never available again. We try to photograph newborns from 4-14 days old, but can can still create beautiful images right up to 12 weeks or so. Though the older babies don’t usually allow for such  sleepy, dreamy pictures as newborns, you’ll still adore the photos we capture.

We tailor the whole experience to you and your babies needs. To  ensure availability, we pencil in a floating date for the booking to help us manage the diary, so that if the baby arrives early or late we can accommodate space in the diary.  We allow 4 hours for a newborn session to allow plenty of time for feeding, changing and settling, but in reality, the session rarely lasts this long and 3 hours is much more usual. We’re lead by the baby – not the clock and we want you to enjoy the experience.

 

Read on below to see many commonly asked questions answered – and just ask if you need to know more.

So don’t delay – let’s get your date pencilled in to the diary so that it is one less thing to organise when your baby arrives!

“PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY SLEEP

LIKE A BABY USUALLY

DON’T HAVE ONE.”

LEO J. BURKE

  • Comfort & Safety are our primary concerns.
  • ‘Floating’ dates to fit around your baby’s arrival.
  • Warm, private studio with kitchen/WC/tv & COMFY SOFAS!
  • Relaxed sessions, there’s no hurry or time limit.
  • Award-winning Husband and Wife team.
  • Lots of props & OUTFITS to personalise your session.
WHAT IS A FLOATING DATE?

We’re very busy photographing newborns! So, to ensure that we have enough space to accommodate changes in dates and circumstances we will allocate you a floating date – based on your ‘due date.’ Then, when your little one arrives just drop us a text or a message and we will confirm a date for you. To book your floating date, you can book directly HERE  or just give us a call or drop us an email. 

WHEN DO WE BOOK OUR NEWBORN SESSION?

Our advice is to book your newborn session after your 20 week scan. That way, we can reserve you a ‘floating date’ around 7 days after the due date. We’ll adjust that if necessary but we do this as we prioritise  newborn shoots above other sessions and enquiries due to the narrow window of opportunity.

When you’re booked, we’ll send you all the information you’ll need about how to get the best from your newborn session.

WHAT IS BABY ARRIVES LATE/EARLY?

Babies rarely arrive when they are meant too! But don’t worry – either early or late we’ll always find a way of accommodating you. Your floating date allows us to ensure we have the room in the diary to move things around.  

HOW DO I VIEW MY PHOTOS?

Before you leave us after your session we will arrange to book you back in for a viewing around 5-7 days after your session. We’ll show you a selection of around 15-30 beautiful images we’ve selected and edited for you to choose from together with options on what you can do with them. 

HOW & WHEN DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH MY LITTLE ONE?

Ideally – between 4-14 days. We can photography babies up to 12 weeks old as newborns but after 4 weeks the photos tend to be more awake and smiley. If baby arrives very early, of course, plans will change!

We usually photograph newborns during the week, so that we have more time, and Dad will still be on paternity leave.  Allow 3-4 hours for the session to allow for feeding, changing and settling the Little One down.  Teas and coffees are available, and you can relax and enjoy the session with no rush, no pressure.

We have lots of different colours of blankets and materials, and props to enhance the images – but do bring your own. Cuddly toys, clothes etc which are special to you will really personalise the session.

 

WHAT IF....?

…they want feeding? No problem, there’s time and privacy to feed them in peace.

….they have jaundice or flaky skin? Don’t worry, we’ll enhance the images using great lighting and retouching – they’ll look perfect!

…my baby won’t fall asleep? Not a problem, they usually do eventually, the studio is a warm and relaxing environment, we’ll put on soothing music and there’s plenty of time for mummy cuddles! 

CAN WE HAVE SOME PHOTOGRAPHS WITH THE BABY?

We genuinely think you should – these photos are often more for the baby than you… years from now, they will be so valuable to your kids. Bring along some smart clothes (ask us for advice if you’re not sure what to wear) so that we can shoot some images of you as a family – usually at the end of the session. If you already have children, we can include them as well, though we ask that they are ‘delivered’ towards the end of the session. Few kids will be happy about killing 2-3 hours before they become involved!

How much are additional products and images?

We offer open and straight forward pricing. After your initial £49 for your shoot and a 9×6″ gift print you can, if you wish purchase additional images as files prints or wall art. Our full pricing can be found HERE and we promise, we never ‘hard sell!’

BOOK YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION ONLINE TODAY

Our advice is to book your newborn session after your 20 week scan. That way, we can reserve you a ‘floating,’ priority slot for your session, around 7 days after the due date. We prioritise  newborn shoots above other sessions and enquiries. We only offer 10 prebook slots a month for newborns so make sure you have booked your slot!

When you’re booked, we’ll send you all the information you’ll need about how to get the best from your newborn session.

All you need to do then, is tell us when the little one has arrived, and we’ll arrange a time and date.

Newborn Portfolio

For anyone who is thinking of having pictures taken for a specific event/milestone or just for some nice shots Level Eleven is definitely the place to go.
After I found out I was pregnant I decided to speak with Russ and Emma to see if we could get some maternity pictures together. They made me feel so at ease and we’re so professional. The pictures they managed to create were absolutely beautiful and I just had to have a newborn shoot done too.

My baby was only 10 days old and the whole experience was just so lovely!! The pictures were SO beautiful!
They were so gentle and patient during the whole thing I cannot fault one bit!
I just want to say a massive thank you to the both of you for creating such lovely memories for my family and I. Xxx

DAN - MARCH 2020

Not only are Emma and Russ incredibly welcoming and lovely people, but they made us feel so comfortable. Their work is amazing!! Couldn’t be happier with our photos of our newborn Henry. Would definitely recommend. 5 stars!

JESSICA – AUGUST 2020